Every Wednesday of the year the Pope holds a General Audience, during which he greets the groups of pilgrims present and imparts his benediction to all in various languages.
The audience takes place every Wednesday at 10:00am and is either held in the Paul VI Audience Hall (Nervi Hall) (Topographical Map no. 86) or, depending on the size of the audience, in Saint Peter’s Basilica or Saint Peter’s Square. In summer the audiences can be suspended or, if the Pope moves to his summer residence, they can be held at Castel Gandolfo.
How to participate:
To participate in the Wednesday audiences, you must reserve the tickets. Tickets can be booked to the Prefecture of the Papal Household via fax only: +39 06 6988 5863 by entering:
- the date of the general audience
- the names and contact details of attendees
- the number of tickets required
To download the request form, click here.
The Prefecture is the only office for the tickets’ request.
For further information please call +39 06 69883114. If the number is busy, please have patience!
Tickets are free and must be collected directly from the relevant Office located inside the Bronze Door (Topographical Map no.1).
Tickets should be collected from 3:00pm to 7:30pm of the day before, or on the same morning of the Audience from 7:00am to 10:00am.
Besides, tickets can also be obtained directly at the Bronze Door (Topographical Map no. 1) without booking, although you may have to queue for the tickets.